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Panthers Beat Capitals In Longest Shootout In NHL History

The Panthers beat the Capitals 2-1 tonight, but to get the full two points they had to win the longest shootout in NHL history (The previous longest lasted 15 rounds). Through 19 shots each the shootout was tied 5-5, but on the 20th shot, Alex Ovechkin missed his while Nick Bjugstad made his (17:40 in the video above), giving the Panthers the win. The damn shootout went on for so long that two players on each team had to shoot twice, the first time that has ever happened. Here's what it looked like for the Panthers: XXXOXXOXXOOXXXXXOXXO.


The best goal of the shootout was this one-handed Jussi Jokinen effort:

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